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7/25/2014 Phil Hughes, P (Min) Hughes left the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night in the fourth inning after taking a comebacker off his right ankle.

Analysis: White Sox slugger Adam Dunn led off the fourth with a sharp chopper right back at Hughes. The starter had no chance to get out of the way before it plunked him on his ankle, and Hughes was immediately stunned by the impact. However, Hughes is expected to make his next scheduled start.
7/25/2014 Willie Bloomquist, SS (Sea) Bloomquist is on the disabled list with a right knee contusion.

Analysis: It's unclear when Bloomquist will return, but he has little fantasy value.
7/24/2014 Edwin Jackson, P (ChC) Jackson left Thursday night's game against the San Diego Padres with no outs in the sixth inning with an apparent injury.

Analysis: With San Diego leading 3-1, Yasmani Grandal led off the sixth with a walk, then Will Venable singled to right. Immediately after the hit, Cubs manager Rick Renteria and a trainer came to the mound, and Jackson left the game. He was replaced by Brian Schlitter.
7/24/2014 Phil Hughes, P (Min) Hughes left the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night in the fourth inning after taking a comebacker off his right ankle.

Analysis: Hughes has been the Twins' best starter this season. He entered the game with a 10-6 record and 4.06 ERA.
7/24/2014 Andre Rienzo, P (CWS) The White Sox recalled right-hander Andre Rienzo to take Zach Putnam's place on the roster.

Analysis: Rienzo went 4-5 with a 5.87 ERA in 14 appearances, 11 of them starts, before being sent down to Triple-A Charlotte. He went 1-2 with a 3.60 ERA with Charlotte.
7/24/2014 Zach Putnam, P (CWS) The Chicago White Sox have placed right-hander Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The White Sox made the move Thursday before starting a series against the Minnesota Twins.

Analysis: The 27-year-old Putnam is one of several pitchers to take a crack at the closer role for the White Sox this season after Addison Reed was traded before the year started. Putnam is 3-2 with a 2.35 ERA and three saves in 42 appearances this season
7/24/2014 Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF (NYM) New York optioned Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Thursday's game at Milwaukee.

Analysis: Nieuwenhuis was hitting .246 with 11 RBIs in 30 games for the Mets.
7/24/2014 Ruben Tejada, SS (NYM) The New York Mets have recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas a day after Tejada was hit in the helmet by a pitch. The Mets optioned outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Las Vegas before Thursday's game at Milwaukee. Flores is in the lineup and starting at shortstop.

Analysis: Mets manager Terry Collins said before Thursday's game, "(Ruben) is good. He feels great. He said he could play. We'll give him today and get him back in there tomorrow."
7/24/2014 Wilmer Flores, SS (NYM) The New York Mets have recalled Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas a day after shortstop Ruben Tejada was hit in the helmet by a pitch. Flores is in the lineup and starting at shortstop for Thursday's game at Milwaukee.

Analysis: This is Flores' third stint with the Mets this season. He is hitting .225 with one homer and seven RBIs in 80 at-bats.
7/24/2014 Chris Capuano, P (NYY) The New York Yankees have acquired left-hander Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West. The Yankees announced after Thursday's 4-2 win over Texas that they'd gotten the 35-year-old Capuano for cash.

Analysis: Capuano started the season with Boston and went 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances. The Red Sox released him on July 1 and he signed with Colorado. He made four total starts in Triple-A and Double-A for the Rockies. Capuano has pitched with Arizona, Milwaukee, the Mets, the Dodgers and Boston in parts of 10 major league seasons. He was an NL All-Star in 2006.
7/24/2014 Chris Capuano, P (NYY) The New York Yankees have acquired Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West.

Analysis: Capuano started the season with Boston and went 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances. The Red Sox released him on July 1 and he signed with Colorado. He made four total starts in Triple-A and Double-A for the Rockies. Capuano has pitched with Arizona, Milwaukee, the Mets, the Dodgers and Boston in parts of 10 major league seasons. He was an NL All-Star in 2006.
7/24/2014 Lance Lynn, P (StL) Lynn had his three-start winning streak snapped Wednesday despite a strong effort in a 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay. He was charged with two runs - one earned - and six hits over 6 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts.

Analysis: Lynn is still 5-3 with an impressive 2.36 ERA over his last eight games.
7/24/2014 Alex Cobb, P (TB) Cobb won for the fourth time in five starts Wednesday, allowing five hits over seven innings in a 3-0 victory at St. Louis.

Analysis: Cobb is 4-0 with a 3.07 ERA in five starts since being charged with six runs in a loss to Pittsburgh on June 23.
7/24/2014 Taijuan Walker, P (Sea) Walker gave up two runs and two hits in five innings in a 3-2 loss to the Mets Wednesday.

Analysis: Walker fell to 1-2 in three starts while his ERA remained stagnant at 3.60.
7/24/2014 Bartolo Colon, P (NYM) Colon came without seven outs of a perfect game Wednesday, instead getting the win in a 3-2 victory versus Seattle as he limited the Mariners to two runs and three hits over 7 1-3 innings.

Analysis: No one likely saw the gem coming, given that he had posted a 5.88 ERA over his previous four starts.
7/24/2014 Robinson Cano, 2B (Sea) Cano was 2 for 4 in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Mets.

Analysis: Cano is hitting .392 over his last 19 games with 14 RBIs, raising his season batting average from .316 to .332.
7/24/2014 David Wright, 3B (NYM) Wright was 2 for 4 with his 51st RBI in Wednesday's 3-2 win at Seattle.

Analysis: Wright is hitting .337 over his last 24 games with 18 RBIs.
7/24/2014 Derek Jeter, SS (NYY) Jeter sat out Thursday.

Analysis: Jeter should be back Friday since he's a .341 hitter against Mark Buehrle of Toronto.
7/24/2014 Ian Kennedy, P (SD) Kennedy earned his eighth win of the season in Wednesday's 8-3 victory over the Cubs, giving up three runs and three hits in six innings.

Analysis: Kennedy is 3-0 with a 2.53 ERA over his last five games, pitching at least four innings four times.
7/24/2014 Freddie Freeman, 1B (Atl) Freeman hit his 14th home run of the season in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Marlins, ending a 27-game drought without one.

Analysis: Freeman is still just 2 for 27 over his last seven games.
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